Any discussion of Big 12 coaches begins with Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops and Texas’ Mack Brown. They are the conference’s yin and yang, national coaching icons with multimillion salaries and national titles on their résumés.
But the coaching talent runs deep in this league. Texas A&M’s Mike Sherman has NFL credibility from his five-year stint as Green Bay Packers coach. Kansas’ Mark Mangino, Texas Tech’s Mike Leach, Nebraska’s Bo Pelini and Missouri’s Gary Pinkel have won at least shares of division crowns. And don’t forget about the return of Bill Snyder at Kansas State.
1. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma